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Wakeup Call: Patron Saint of the Streak?

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Brief and to the Point …

>> The new radio show today will feature special guest Jack Wilson, the Patron Saint of the Streak in that he’s among the most active of all players with the Pirates over these 20 years with 10 of the worst seasons, including 1,159 games.

(Good luck guessing the only player with more seasons, as well as the only one with more games. They aren’t the same.)

Again, here are details of the show and how to listen:

Station: TribLIVE Radio, online only

Time: 1-2 p.m., each Tuesday

Where to find it: Click right here off your PC or laptop. It’s free, easy, no registration. Just point, click and listen.

Mobile: The TribLIVE Radio app is for the iPhone, iPad and Android. Just search “TribLIVE Radio” in the app store. It’s also free, easy and all that.

Also, Pitt beat writer Jerry DiPaola will be in studio to talk about the Panthers’ suddenly reborn season.

I want you to be involved, too. The final segment of the show will be set aside for listener feedback, and that can be in the form of calls, emails or questions right here in the blog comments below. Best chance to get yours on air is our email: The call-in number is 412-320-7925.

Looking forward to it again.

>> Here’s one of the online banner ads, yours to clip and save!


>> You knew that Collapse 2 was epic, and it felt historic. But ESPN’s Jayson Stark comes through with the goods on the latter count: If the Pirates finish with a losing record, they will have officially completed the worst fall from 16 games over .500 in Major LEague Baseball history.

Promotions for everyone!

And remember, this team needs to go 6-3 to finish .500, or 7-2 to win 82 and kill The Streak dead.

>> Sure doesn’t look like that will happen.

>> It was an atrocious call, one of the worst you’ll ever see, that ended the Seahawks’ 14-12 victory over the Packers late last night. It might even spur the NFL and the real refs to reach a deal.

But don’t cry for the Packers. They’re the team that allowed the Seahawks to hang around all night and, to that final play, Green Bay defensive back M.D. Jennings had ample opportunity to knock that ball down or swat it away. That’s what you’re taught to do. He didn’t. He went for a thoroughly meaningless interception

Look at the replay again: His hands were the first on the ball. He had a chance.

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